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Category: Design

Band Together - September 13, 2013

Posted in: Design, Trends

Every year over 2 million couples in the United States go on the biggest shopping spree of their lives. According to the 2012 Wedding Study, by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, engagement/wedding rings and nuptial jewels is a $13 billion business, with brides and grooms spending on average $13,000 for rings and other jewelry. Although a great

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Capitalize on Men-ization - May 10, 2013

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends
Series: Nabbing Niche Markets - 1 of 4

Menswear is hailed as one of the bright spots in apparel several years running, with 2013 shows in fashion hubs across the globe debuting more collections than ever before. A recent market study by Bain & Co. describes “a strong men-ization of the market” the past two years, with menswear sales worldwide reaching more than

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Serving Time - March 22, 2013

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Strategy
Series: Time Will Tell - 3 of 4

Effective merchandising techniques can help increase sales and profitability for your watch inventory. Display space is at a premium, so what you show and how you show it are critical. Key to successful merchandising is constant change, from tiny tweaks to major moves, to keep customers engaged. “When a shopper knows what to expect when

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All in Good Time - March 15, 2013

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends
Series: Time Will Tell - 2 of 4

U.S. watch market trends offer a diverse mix in styles, including an embrace of classic, sleeker, thinner looks for men and more mechanical and often extremely artistic designs for women. Male Factor After several years of wide, thick watch styles for men, there’s a return to classicism. Brands are taking pride in producing thinner movements,

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Time Tested - March 8, 2013

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends
Series: Time Will Tell - 1 of 4

Perhaps the biggest challenge to watches in the last decade has been that their very reason for being is no longer necessary, our smart phones tell time. Yet despite a nearly 5 percent dip in sales from 2001-2005, followed by the recession, the watch industry bounced back strong with the WorldWatchReport™ citing record sales and

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Personal Effects - February 22, 2013

Posted in: Design, Trends
Series: The Value Equation - 2 of 4

Jewelry design trends are shifting away from mass-produced looks and back to designs with personal meaning. The maturity that characterizes more developed consumer markets like the United States is fueling the quest for personalization. Customization is the new sign of success and luxury. Equally, it’s well suited to our frugal economic environment as shoppers want

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Value-able Jewelry - February 15, 2013

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends
Series: The Value Equation - 2 of 4

Given the economic climate and soaring precious metal prices, more flexibility and inventiveness remains a key part of style. Jewelry manufacturers are expanding the materials they use and how they use them. The new focus is on innovating creative approaches in design, both technical and artistic. Upping the ante on the wow factor, designers use

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Top Ten Tips: Selling To The Fashionably Focused - March 28, 2012

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends
Series: A Fashionable Focus - 3 of 4

Gen Y, Echo Boomers, Millennials – it doesn’t really matter what you call them, just make sure you call them into your store. These 20-30 something consumers are spending, in fact they’re spending five times more than their parents did at their age. In this market, if you’re not plugged into the demands, desires and

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The Alternative Side to Precious Metals - March 21, 2012

Posted in: Design, Fashion
Series: A Fashionable Focus - 2 of 4

Alternative metals or contemporary stylings? Since the price of gold and platinum have been journeying onwards and upwards, the jewelry industry has been pushed to find options that offer the luxury look and feel of gold and platinum, at price points that are affordably attractive. In this week’s article, we take a look at the

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Focus On The Fashionistas - March 1, 2012

Posted in: Design, Fashion
Series: A Fashionable Focus - 1 of 4

Fashion conscious, trend-aware and disposable incomes are now wrapped up in one young, trendy and spending segment. It’s time to go beyond just banking on the bridal and start filling the tills with the discerning spend of the fashionably focused. According to the recent American Express Business Insights Data Report, Gen Y consumers (18-29 year-olds)

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